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[movies]coffeehouse_136_Dan_Marcus - Mark Cohen
REFORMING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT IS TO BE DONE? The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, which issues legal opinions to the Executive Branch, provided the Bush Administration with the legal rationale for its torture practices and, perhaps, a legal safe harbor from prosecution. In its firing of nine U.S. attorneys, critics charge that the Bush Justice Department elevated political loyalty over professionalism...
Keywords: Justice; torture; U.S. attorneys
Downloads: 198
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_142 - Mark Cohen
This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: EINSTEIN 3: THE RETURN OF BIG BROTHER It's called "Einstein 3" but critics contend it should be called "Orwell 2" instead. It is a pilot program, soon to be rolled out, intended to secure government computer networks against intrusion and hacking. But unlike its predecessors Einstein 1 & 2, that scanned for malicious code by studying network traffic patterns, Jesselyn Radack, Homeland Security director at the Government Accountability Project, notes that Einstein ...
Keywords: surveillance; secrecy; justice; prosecution; Blues; tuition; poetry
Downloads: 866
[movies]coffeehouse_136_obb - Mark Cohen
Opening billboard for The Coffee House #136, featuring Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First about the "Torture Report"; 9/11 Commission and former associate attorney general Dan Marcus on needed changes at the US Justice Department; Steelworkers union's Roxanne Brown on the upcoming "Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference" in Washington, DC; poet Greta Ehrig; a book review by Reuben Jackson; and music by Curtis Blues, the one-man blues band.
Keywords: torture; justice; Bush; Obama; stimulus; poetry; music
Downloads: 292
[movies]The Coffee House #144.mpeg - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION Tom Perez, the newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, inherits a Division that was highly politicized under the Bush Administration. The antidote, says Perez, is to really listen to the career prosecutors in the Division and to enforce all laws, not just the ones that a particular administration favors ideologically...
Keywords: justice; Chesapeake Bay; poetry; juveniles; music
Downloads: 1,408
[movies]coffeehouse_141_OBB - Mark Cohen
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠WHY THE CONTROVERSY OVER PRESIDENT OBAMAâS MODERATE NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT? WE CHAT WITH LAW PROFESSOR AND BLOGGER DARREN HUTCHINSON⦠THE PRESIDENT HAS STEPPED IN TO REVIVE THE NATIONâS LARGEST ESTUARY, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BUT WILL IT MATTER? WE TALK WITH FRED TUTMAN, PATUXENT RIVERKEEPER⦠ALSO⦠THE STORY OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN GEORGIA⦠AS TOLD BY CHOREOGRAPER AND PERFORMER CASSIE MEADOR⦠WEâVE GOT A GRANT MCLEMAN VE...
Keywords: justice; Chesapeake Bay; choreography; dance; poetry; photography; music
Downloads: 488
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #149 - Mark Cohen
REP. DONNA EDWARDS ON CORPORATE FREE SPEECH, HEALTH CARE, WALL STREET, OIL SPILLS, IMMIGRATION, AFGHANISTAN AND OBAMA Completing her first full term in Congress, Maryland Democrat Donna Edwards has earned a national reputation and following as someone who does her homework and speaks her mind. She rejoins us to chat about, among other topics, her constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Courtâs recent ruling in Citizens United that corporations enjoy the First Amendment right to spending...
Keywords: politics; health care; oil spill; drilling; Afghanistan; immigration; juvenile justice; Vietnam; reconciliation; war; poetry; harmonies
Downloads: 7,295
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
The job of prosecutors is to do justice but, argues Angela Jordan Davis, their power to charge citizens with crimes is largely unchecked and their process for making charging decisions largely hidden from the public. Now a law professor at American University’s law school, Davis previously served as the director of the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia. She finds that prosecutors’ subconscious racial and class bias, and occasional abusive conduct, like failing to disclose e...
Keywords: prosecutor; justice
Downloads: 130
[movies]coffeehouse_Angela_Jordan_Davis - Mark Cohen
From THE COFFEE HOUSE TV magazine in May 2007: The job of prosecutors is to do justice but, argues Angela Jordan Davis, their power to charge citizens with crimes is largely unchecked and their process for making charging decisions largely hidden from the public. Now a law professor at American University's law school, Davis previously served as the director of the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia...
Keywords: prosecutor; justice
Downloads: 228
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
The job of prosecutors is to do justice but, argues Angela Jordan Davis, their power to charge citizens with crimes is largely unchecked and their process for making charging decisions largely hidden from the public. Now a law professor at American University’s law school, Davis previously served as the director of the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia. She finds that prosecutors’ subconscious racial and class bias, and occasional abusive conduct, like failing to disclose e...
Keywords: prosecutor; justice
Downloads: 137
[movies]coffeehouse_Kevin_Merida_120 - Mark Cohen
Kevin Merida discusses "Supreme Discomfort", a biography of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas he co-authored. (Host: Jamie Raskin)
Keywords: justice; conservative; Supreme Court; Clarence Thomas
Downloads: 146
[movies]The Coffee House - June 2007 - Mark Cohen
Bea Edwards and Dylan Blaylock of the Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower support group, describe how they assisted a whistleblower and the staff association at the World Bank in bringing to light the Paul Wolfowitz scandal. (Host: Mark Cohen) Kevin Merida discusses "Supreme Discomfort", a biography of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas he co-authored. (Host: Jamie Raskin) This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Depression Era Bonus March by WWI vets seeking a promised war ...
Keywords: scandal' Paul Wolfowitz; World Bank; Clarence Thomas; justice; race; Bonus March; Bonuus Army; camp; interfaith; poetry; dance; jazz
Downloads: 386
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